In celebration of American Craft Beer Week 2012, Elevator Brewing is presenting a beer-related film festival, the first of its kind, at the Grandview Theater, on Thursday, May 17. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the films start at 7 p.m.
The Elevator Brewing Company, founded in 1999, is a brewery located in Columbus, whose beers have won awards around the world, and can be sampled at its full service restaurant and bar near the brewery, the Elevator Brewery Draught Haus.
The Elevator Beer Film Festival will first showcase 2003 film, “The Saddest Music in the World,” directed by Guy Madden, and then 1983 film, “The Adventures of Bob and Doug Mckenzie: Strange Brew,” directed by Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, according to Dick Stevens, Elevator Operator.
“For us, it gives us some exposure,” he said. “And, I think it’s just to have some fun with beer and beer movies and obviously it helps highlight craft beer.”
American Craft Beer Week, which is described as “the mother of all beer weeks,” is May 14-20, and Sponsored by the Brewers Association.
Stevens said there will also be Elevator Brewing representatives present at the festival to answer any beer-related questions anyone might have, as well as the chance to participate in contests, in which prizes will be given away, and answer trivia.
Furthermore, there will be a small keg that will be tapped with a special beer just for that night, and everyone in attendance will receive a commemorative, festival t-shirt.
If it goes well, Stevens said he would like to make the beer festival an annual affair.
“I just think it’s a chance to not only see a good beer film but drink beer while you’re seeing the film,” he said. “They’re going to have some good laughs and some good beer.”
Doors open at 5 p.m. Films at 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m. Tickets are $20/person.
For more information, visit www.ElevatorBrewing.com.